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What Do the Quark Oddities at the Large Hadron Collider Mean?

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 08:00
Measurements of particles called B mesons deviate from predictions. Alone, each anomaly looks like a fluke, but their collective drift is more suggestive.
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SpaceX And NASA Try Once More To Launch Astronauts

After an aborted launch attempt on Wednesday, NASA and SpaceX once more set their sights on the space station.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

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Coronavirus FAQs: Is It Safer To Fly Or Drive? Is Air Conditioning A Threat?

They're not exactly easy questions to answer. In the first case, you must consider motel cleaning regimens and the hazards of driving vs. the risk of sitting next to a sneezy air traveler.

(Image credit: Malaka Gharib/ NPR)

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As More Americans Prepare To Vote By Mail, Postal Service Faces Big Challenges

From Trump's tweets to funding issues, the U.S. Postal Service is under pressure as voters are set to turn increasingly toward mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

(Image credit: Mark Lennihan/AP)

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GOP Fears Loss Of Reliable Senate Seat Amid Fractious Kansas Primary

The party has held both Senate seats in the state since the Great Depression, but ahead of a Monday deadline Republicans aren't confident that any of the candidates are assured of winning in November.

(Image credit: Nicholas Kamm/AP)

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'I Find Myself Very Seriously Feeling Hollow': Documenting A Pandemic Experience

As the coronavirus sweeps the nation, 85-year-old Margaret Sullivan watches and records the changes from inside her retirement home in Virginia.

(Image credit: Tyrone Turner/WAMU)

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15 Best Weekend Deals: Phones, Earbuds, and More

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 07:00
You can get two Borderlands games for free right now, and plenty of other gadgets and gizmos for nice discounts.
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In the Walking Capitals of the World, Drivers Still Rule the Road

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 07:00
In sub-Saharan Africa, about half of travelers move around by foot. Yet in its cities, conditions for pedestrians remain incredibly dangerous.
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What Do Coronavirus Racial Disparities Look Like State By State?

With race and ethnicity known for nearly half of cases and 90% of deaths, there's no ignoring the fact that the disease hits some groups harder. NPR analyzed these disparities around the country.

(Image credit: Daniel Wood/NPR)

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